Grand Opening-AC by Marriott Tuscaloosa AL

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. – JUNE 9, 2021 – True North Hotel Group has opened its first AC Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International’s design-driven lifestyle brand, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s revitalized downtown. The five-story hotel integrates elements of the AC Hotel brand’s contemporary, sophisticated design with inspired local inflections that balance the rhythm of downtown Tuscaloosa’s energetic vibe.  
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Overland Park, KS - April 6, 2021

True North Hotel Group today announced that Karen Steiger and Darren Segura have been named general manager and director of sales, respectively, for the company’s first managed AC Hotel by Marriott, opening late spring in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at 2585 6th Street.

The pair will oversee the launch of the five-story, 120-room hotel located in Tuscaloosa’s vibrant, revitalized downtown, just minutes from popular attractions like the Black Warrior River, the Riverwalk, the Amphitheater, and the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium. Taking maximum advantage of its sweeping views and energetic city vibe, the hotel’s modern European-inspired 5th on Sixth rooftop bar promises to attract locals and guests with its wide offering of beverage and food options.
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Marlborough, MA - March 24, 2021

Today, True North's New England area Marriott associates gathered in Marlborough, MA for the #ForwardForArne Run/Walk/Wheel Event.

#ForwardforArne pays tribute to beloved President and CEO of Marriott International Arne M. Sorenson, who passed away in February of this year after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. 

From Marriott International:
From March 18-25, 2021, all associates, customers, partners, family, friends, and supporters, are encouraged to celebrate Arne’s life and legacy by doing something he loved: being active and exploring new places. Join the global event and run, walk, or wheel any distance of your choice, wherever you are – as a socially distanced team or as individuals – in Arne’s honor to heal and move forward – together.
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Rochester, NY - February 12, 2021

We're always trying to think of fun and creative ways to let our Guard members know how grateful we are for their service and for staying with us at the same time. We wanted to say our thanks and give them a warm welcome. We brought our snow gear to work and constructed a 6ft "Snowldier." Not only has it been widely appreciated by our Guard, it was an awesome team building experience for those that were able to help us build it. 
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Overland Park, KS - December 21, 2020


True North Hotel Group today proudly announced that it has received two outstanding national awards for 2020 from Marriott International, Inc.: the first-ever Residence Inn Local Culture Council of the Year award; and, also, a Team Member of the Year award, presented to Front Office Supervisor Jessica Ferrantino for her outstanding service delivery at both the SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn hotels in Fishkill, NY.
True North was the only hotel development and management company to receive the national Residence Inn Local Culture Council award, and Ferrantino was the only associate to win the award for two different brands. Both awards were presented virtually in mid-December by Marriott.
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Overland Park, KS - December 17, 2020

This is a proud moment for True North Hotel Group and for the Wiens family as I announce that my dad and company founder Lew Wiens is one of only six Ingram’s 2020 “Local Heroes,” honored for his extraordinary, years-long philanthropic giving to, and volunteerism with Cross-Lines Community Outreach in Kansas City and many other organizations. We invite you to read and share Lew’s feature which appears in the publication’s 24th annual Philanthropy Special Edition. Please join me in saluting this special man who has done so much for our community, for his family, and for you, our True North Family.
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Overland Park, KS - November 11, 2020

Our very own Chris Harlow, Vice President of Business Development at True North Hotel Group, was invited to be a panelist for BITAC Owners Virtual Connect 2020. His involvement in over 300 hotel projects over the course of his career makes him an ideal choice to weigh in on the unique challenges facing the hospitality industry in these unprecedented times. Read on for the panelists' thoughts on recovery:
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